An anti-Israel demonstration. (AP/Alberto Pellaschiar)

Why does Canada’s largest private-sector labor union focus its boycott on the Jewish state?

The practice of isolating Jews and pressuring them to leave their homes – or worse – has a long history. Indeed, anti-Semitism is the word’s oldest prejudice.

From medieval expulsions to the 1929 Arab massacre of Jews in the Land of Israel to the 1933 Nazi boycott to the 1945 Arab League boycott… there is not much new about BDS.

So why does the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel, whose newest supporter is Unifor, Canada’s largest private-sector labor union, focus on Israelis rather than Jews? Watch this clip for the answer.